Katya Knyazeva (avezink) wrote,
Katya Knyazeva
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“If you wanted to get on those ships you had to act quickly...” (1920)



“...The saddest moment in all these evacuations comes when you have to decide which archives to bring. In Kiev, I had to burn most interesting things. I saved some of them and took with me – but what for? To drown in the Odessa waters what I failed to burn in Kiev. Of all the things that I wrote and recorded in my lifetime not a line has survived.”

Vasily Shulgin, 1920.

Tags: 1920, constantinople, emigration, istanbul, russians
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